Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Some Christmas Cards ...

These are some of the Christmas cards I have made ... still have many to go ...

This was a card I made and when you lifted the lid it had a Starbuck's gift card attached:

This next one was just simple and sweet ...

The card below opens up and has a gift card holder on the top.

Have more projects to finish! Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Keystone Scrap has done it again ...

Another super cute kit by Keystone Scraps is now available ...  this is perfect for those special Christmas moments.

Click here to go to Scraps N Pieces to purchase this great kit and click here to check out Keystone Scraps' blog to see all the fantastic layouts their creative team did. It will give you some wonderful ideas! Also, don't forget to sign up for their newsletter on the blog ... thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm Channeling my Angry Bird ...

I follow The Paper Boutique and just love her designs. Well, she usually has a Fab Five Friday and I get a kick out of going to all the blogs she highlights. I was floored when she had Designs by Sharon as part of her Fab Five Friday and I saw her Snowman Lanterns (her December 6th posting). Well, I was looking through her fabulous blog and found the most stinkin' cute things ...

Aren't these just precious! After reading that Sharon used the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes I just followed her pictures ... and, of course, broke out my game! I also used my Cricut Craft Room for the faces and embellishments. I plan on using them for treats at Christmas ... I think I'll finally "wow" my sons ... I mean who doesn't know and love the Angry Birds!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Recipe Book

This is one of the projects I have been working on while learning Cricut Craft Room. It is another design by Laura Denison called the Leftovers Recipe Book/Mini Album. I made mine a recipe book for my favorite Christmas recipes. The papers and chipboard pieces are from Jolly by Golly by Cosmo Cricket. I've had these papers in my stash and was thrilled to finally use them. I used Cricut cartridge From My Kitchen for "Recipes" and I used my Slice Paws & Claws for "Favorites" and Spook Alley for the peppermints.

 This is the Cookies section and although the word Cookies doesn't show up real well here, you can actually make it out very well when looking at the book. I, again, used the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge for "Cookies" and the gingerbread men. I also embossed the gingerbread cookies using a Cuttlebug Christmas tree embossing folder.

 This is how a recipe card looks in the section. They just slide in and come out very easily. It fits a 4x6 card perfectly!

This next section is "Candy" and I used the Cricut cartridge From My Kitchen for this too. I used the cartridge Joys of the Season for the peppermint candies and candy cane.

This last section is the "Pie" section also done with my From My Kitchen cartridge. I used the same cartridge for the pie shown there.

I just added this photo to show my most favorite feature of this recipe book! The bottom portion of the outer cover can "pop out" for that easel effect so you can prop the book up and read your recipes.

My Christmas Recipe Book really helped me learn Cricut Craft Room because I love using a shadow with items I cut and I was having a huge problem getting that to work. Of course, it was just a simple button I needed to push to get it to work ... duh ... but when you aren't familiar with the program it just takes a bit.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this and thanks for dropping by!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Busy, busy, busy ...

I have been so bad about posting on my blog lately. Some of you may notice that I am not on the Keystone Scraps Creative Team right now. I absolutely LOVE these ladies ... but with some serious family issues with my dad's health I felt it best to leave. I cannot say enough great things about Keystone Scraps and their talent and creative team, but I needed to give them 100% for all they do for us and didn't feel I could do that right now. 

I am slowly getting back in to some paper crafting and playing with my new toy ...

I got this right after we returned from our road trip to Birmingham ... and what an awesome trip it was ... I'll show pictures tomorrow from that trip. :)

Anyway, I have been getting to know my Cricut Expression 2 and trying to learn Cricut Craft Room. My first HUGE disappointment was that  the Expression 2 does NOT support Cricut Design Studio, which I used all the time. Anything I do with my Cricut was through Design Studio! It was my fault for not researching everything including compatibility between the E2 and Design Studio, but I assumed Provo Craft would have their products all compatible with the newer machines. My bad ...

I have been teaching myself Cricut Craft Room (which is free from and must say, as upset as I was about having to use something other than Design Studio, I do like alot of the things in Craft Room. I have put a lot of time in to learning this software and how it works with the E2 and my Gypsy. Most of  this has been through trial and error. The Cricut boards are great for finding answers too. I have also found some great tutorials on YouTube. The more I get used to using Craft Room the more I am liking it. There are some bugs they need to get ironed out though. I also like that I can take my ".cut" files from Design Studio and convert them to ".gypsy" files and then just use my Gypsy to cut from the E2. The E2 has WiFi capability, but I am not even going there cause I've seen so many problems with it right now. I am happy just using it with the cable. 

Hopefully I will soon have something to show for all my studying and playing around.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving & "Gobble 'til You Wobble"!

Thank you Lord for the blessings of my family and friends ... I pray for safe travel and good times to each of you who are sharing this day with those you love.

A special prayer to those who are in our military and not able to spend the day with their loved ones ... I thank you and your families for your service to our country and keeping us safe. God's Blessings.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

As some of your know, I am a huge fan of Laura Denison. I saw her Halloween castle and my jaw just dropped ... then I saw her Gingerbread Castle and knew I had to do that project. Among all the things happening around here I have been working on my "Up On The Rooftop" Castle ... which looks just like her Gingerbread castle with a few changes :) . 

Stinkin' cute huh! Now watch when the drawbridge is down ...

This was so much fun to make. I'm not totally finished until I complete the mini album that fits inside, but I'll be working on that and let you see when I am finished. 

I also apologize for my pictures. Geez, was I so tired last night that I was leaning to the right????? I'll work on that! 

Have a great day getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Walk Like An Egyptian & See Keystone Scraps New Release ...

Have you ridden on a camel? Walked like an Egyptian? Has it ever been so hot outside that it felt like you were in the desert? Are you a 'Mummy' to some great kids?? 

Keystone Scraps teamed up with Digi My World to give you this weeks new release!


Think outside the box and add this fun and whimsical kit to your collection! There's no need to travel to Egypt to create a fun filled page with this kit!  You get 12 great papers, a full alpha, and over 30 elements to give you all sorts of options!  This kit was made in collaboration with Ann Kelly of DigiMyWorld Designs and features her original artwork!

Pick up this great kit this week and save 30%!

Take a look at what I created with it!

Keystone is also having a CT call going on right now!  So be sure to get your app in now... because when the spots are filled... they are gone!

To thank you for stopping by... I have a little freebie for you!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Keystone Scraps CT Call

Keystone Scraps is having a CT Call ... 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

You Will Use This New Kit from Keystone Scraps Fur-ever!

If you are anything like us, you have some fur-babies at home that make for terrific photo shoots!

FUR-ever Friends is a fun filled kit to scrap all those adorable doggy and kitty photos!! With a cozy warm color palette, 18 papers, 45 adorable elements,and 2 (yes 2!) unique alphas, your pages of your furry family will be the cat's meow!

Be sure to check out the creative team's purrrrfect pages here..... they are doggone adorable!

Also new in the store this week... is our brand new Price Tag date elements! A fun and easy way to date your pages!

To celebrate DSD this weekend... our ENTIRE STORE is 35% off!! But... since you were so wonderful as to stop by here this weekend, here's an EXTRA 15% off your Keystone purchase THIS WEEKEND ONLY! So that's 50%off!

Just use this code: KS_dsdBlogThankU

There's all kinds of other fun and games at Scraps N Pieces all weekend!

I wasn't able to make you a freebie since I'm on vacation, but please stop by Keystone Scraps' blog to see all the goodies the creative team has for you. Enjoy!

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sneak Peek from Keystone Scraps ...

Check back tomorrow to see this adorable kit from Keystone Scraps!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

You'll love Keystone Scraps' Villainous New Release ...

It's almost time for the creeps and the creaks... the bones and the groans....its almost Halloween!!

Some folks just LIVE to be BAD!! And Halloween is the PERFECT time of year for all the storybook villains to come out to mingle!!

Welcome home to the night
When you're sure to get a fright
From us you'll get a trick and not a treat
It may sound kind of sappy
But it makes us really happy
To scare you
So boo to you and you

So In the spirit of the bad guys.... Keystone Scraps is proud to present:

Perfectly Wretched

Available EXCLUSIVELY at Scraps N Pieces, this dark and creep-a-licious kit is a must to scrap all those scary Halloween, villain, and gothic pages! The regal color palette of reds, blues, purples, and black sets an eerie mood. A varied assortment of 45 unique elements, which include icons of all your favorite bad guys, such as thorns, raven, cobra, sorcerer's staff, tarot cards, poison, dragon, hook, and a get-a-way car. Also included are 17 rich papers and a full alpha!

Sometimes a cutesy just doesn't cut it.... step outside your comfort zone, and scrap a real creep-tastic page using Perfectly Wretched!

I had so much fun with this kit! Take a look at what I created with it:

 I used this fantastic kit and Cindy's Layered Templates Set 17 (by Cindy Schneider) to showcase some of Disney's evil villains in the above layout.

I completed the layout above with the freebie I made for you using Perfectly Wretched!

To spread a little Mayhem and Magic I have a freebie for you ... just click on the preview to download!

It's good to be bad
It's good to be bad
To laugh about the very scary fun that we had
Cause a chill, more to thrill
Yes you know that we will
So prepare to be scared
It's just part of the drill

Have a fabulous week and thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Haunts from Keystone Scraps ...

Hi everyone!!! It has been a very busy week for Keystone Scraps!! Keystone has been invited to join the fun at the Scraps N Pieces digital scrapbook store!! It is a great site with many fun challenges, super friendly forum, and terrific designers! Stop over at the forum and register.... tell them that Keystone Scraps sent you and join in all the excitement!

We are also releasing our very 1st Halloween themed kit today.... EXCLUSIVELY at Scraps N Pieces!
Happy Haunts

There's no tricks in this kit.... just treats! Featuring a softer take on the traditional Halloween color palette, this kit will be perfect to showcase all your little ghouls and goblins! Adorable Halloween characters, sweets, word arts, and icons give you all sorts of great options for decorating your pages! Included in the kit are 20 papers, 55 unique elements, and a full alpha.

Take a look at what I created with it!

And to celebrate the Scraps N Pieces grand opening, you can get Happy Haunts at 40% off on Wednesday and Thursday only... and 30% off Friday thru Sunday October 16th! So DON'T wait! Pick it up TODAY!!!

To add a little more fun, and to get us all in the Halloween mood... come join the Keystone Scraps Creative Team for a little trick-or-treating! Hop on board our trick-or-treat train and pick up some great scrapping treats!!

Here's the Treat I have for you ... just click the preview to download. Enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Keystone Scraps New Kit ... Zippity Doo Spa!

Are you ready to get your SPA on ???

Keystone Scraps presents . . .

For all those special spa days we have a kit jam packed with elements for your "Me Time" moments. If you have ever been to a spa or dream about going to one ... this kit is for you. If you have done a home spa day for yourself or friends or family, this kit is a perfect way to preserve that memory. There are 50 elements and 20 papers ... as well as a a full alpha. The light pastel color palette can also make this kit adaptable to be used for any girly moment with it's flowers and cute papers.

Please make sure and visit the blogs of Keystone Scraps' creative team to see the pages they have created and all the freebies they have available.  You will be so glad you did!! You can get to their blogs by clicking here and looking for their blogs on the sidebar.

We hope you enjoy the kit and find yourself inspired by what our team has created.

Happy Scrapping !!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun in Orlando!

Good morning everyone! Well, I'm through with the scrapping event and on my last day at Disney. We had a blast scrapping. Below is a picture of my sweet girlfriends and we're wearing some of the Mickey tie dye shirts I made for us.

I do have to say that it is hot, hot, hot here in Orlando! Here are some fun sights from Disney World!

Here is a view from our balcony at the Boardwalk Villas!

I'll leave you with a picture of our "find of the trip" for the MNSSHP. We were waiting for our table at 'Ohana's and found this wonderfully scary hair!

I hope you have a wonderful week and I hope you enjoy these pictures!